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Anthologies (non-poetry)

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The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story

The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story

Author: John Freeman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

The Book of Travels

The Book of Travels

Author: Hanna Diyab, Yasmine Seale Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2021

The adventures of the man who created Aladdin The Book of Travels is Hanna Diyab's remarkable first-person account of his travels as a young man from his hometown of Aleppo to the court of Versailles and back again, which forever linked him to one of the most popular pieces of world literature, the Thousand and One Nights. Diyab, a Maronite Christian, served as a guide and interpreter for the French naturalist and antiquarian Paul Lucas. Between 1706 and 1716, Diyab and Lucas traveled through Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, Tripolitania, Tunis, Italy, and France. In Paris, Hanna Diyab met Antoine Galland, who added to his wildly popular translation of the Thousand and One Nights several tales related by Diyab, including Aladdin and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. When Lucas failed to make good on his promise of a position for Diyab at Louis XIV's Royal Library, Diyab returned to Aleppo. In his old age, he wrote this engaging account of his youthful adventures, from capture by pirates in the Mediterranean to quack medicine and near-death experiences. Translated into English for the first time, The Book of Travels introduces readers to the young Syrian responsible for some of the most beloved stories from the Thousand and One Nights. A bilingual Arabic-English edition.

The Book of Travels

The Book of Travels

Author: Hanna Diyab, Yasmine Seale Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2021

The adventures of the man who created Aladdin The Book of Travels is Hanna Diyab's remarkable first-person account of his travels as a young man from his hometown of Aleppo to the court of Versailles and back again, which forever linked him to one of the most popular pieces of world literature, the Thousand and One Nights. Diyab, a Maronite Christian, served as a guide and interpreter for the French naturalist and antiquarian Paul Lucas. Between 1706 and 1716, Diyab and Lucas traveled through Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, Tripolitania, Tunis, Italy, and France. In Paris, Hanna Diyab met Antoine Galland, who added to his wildly popular translation of The Thousand and One Nights several tales related by Diyab, including Aladdin and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. When Lucas failed to make good on his promise of a position for Diyab at Louis XIV's Royal Library, Diyab returned to Aleppo. In his old age, he wrote this engaging account of his youthful adventures, from capture by pirates in the Mediterranean to quack medicine and near-death experiences. Translated into English for the first time, The Book of Travels introduces readers to the young Syrian responsible for some of the most beloved stories from The Thousand and One Nights. A bilingual Arabic-English edition.

The Book of Travels

The Book of Travels

Author: Hanna Diyab, Paulo Lemos Horta Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2021

The adventures of the man who created Aladdin The Book of Travels is Hanna Diyab's remarkable first-person account of his travels as a young man from his hometown of Aleppo to the court of Versailles and back again, which forever linked him to one of the most popular pieces of world literature, the Thousand and One Nights. Diyab, a Maronite Christian, served as a guide and interpreter for the French naturalist and antiquarian Paul Lucas. Between 1706 and 1716, Diyab and Lucas traveled through Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, Tripolitania, Tunis, Italy, and France. In Paris, Hanna Diyab met Antoine Galland, who added to his wildly popular translation of the Thousand and One Nights several tales related by Diyab, including Aladdin and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. When Lucas failed to make good on his promise of a position for Diyab at Louis XIV's Royal Library, Diyab returned to Aleppo. In his old age, he wrote this engaging account of his youthful adventures, from capture by pirates in the Mediterranean to quack medicine and near-death experiences. Translated into English for the first time, The Book of Travels introduces readers to the young Syrian responsible for some of the most beloved stories from the Thousand and One Nights. A bilingual Arabic-English edition.

Carrying a Torch

Carrying a Torch

Author: Christopher Lukas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

Christopher Lukas arranges his wonderful short stories into three sections: 'Lust and Love,' 'Love and Loss,' and 'At Close of Day.' Although the stories are not linked by character or by action leading a progress, the sections suggest such a progression for human experience. We lust for what we wish to have, and, in the process discover love. And, having found love, we find also loss. The separation from love, both tragic and heroic, prepares us for our own 'close of day.' Lukas shows us through his fiction how we make the journey in human, sensitive, personal terms. There is much that is beautiful about these stories, and warmly comforting. Where, 'as things are now, this is definitely the place for me to be' ('Angels of Mercy').

Granta 155: Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists 2

Granta 155: Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists 2

Author: Sigrid Rausing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Meeting Strangers, Making Friends

Meeting Strangers, Making Friends

Author: Tom Mattson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2021

A String of Pearls

A String of Pearls

Author: Margaret Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

A Wild and Precious Life

A Wild and Precious Life

Author: Lily Dunn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

Featuring a foreword by Will Self We'll all experience recovery at some point in our lives, whether from addiction, physical illness, mental health issues or loss. Many of us heal, and we may discover ways to live with our changed selves, to reclaim a life. We may find a new voice, or unearth a voice that has been submerged. Vitally, recovery can mean community. This anthology - which grew out of a small creative writing class run by Lily Dunn at Hackney Recovery Service, and was later broadened into a nationwide call for submissions by Dunn and her teaching partner, Zoe Gilbert - represents a community of writers: new, unheard voices alongside emerging and established authors. Theirs are stories from the dark back alleys, the deep crevices of the mind, and from the wild, ecstatic heights of life before, during and after recovery. These are voices that urgently need to be heard, in all their variety.

The Golden Age of the American Essay

The Golden Age of the American Essay

Author: Phillip Lopate Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2021

A Physician on the Nile

A Physician on the Nile

Author: 'Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2021

Flora, fauna, and famine in thirteenth-century Egypt A Physician on the Nile begins as a description of everyday life in Egypt at the turn of the seventh/thirteenth century, before becoming a harrowing account of famine and pestilence. Written by the polymath and physician 'Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, and intended for the Abbasid caliph al-Nasir, the first part of the book offers detailed descriptions of Egypt's geography, plants, animals, and local cuisine, including a recipe for a giant picnic pie made with three entire roast lambs and dozens of chickens. 'Abd al-Latif's text is also a pioneering work of ancient Egyptology, with detailed observations of Pharaonic monuments, sculptures, and mummies. An early and ardent champion of archaeological conservation, 'Abd al-Latif condemns the vandalism wrought by tomb-robbers and notes with distaste that Egyptian grocers price their goods with labels written on recycled mummy-wrappings. The book's second half relates his horrific eyewitness account of the great famine that afflicted Egypt in the years 597-598/1200-1202. 'Abd al-Latif was a keen observer of humanity, and he offers vivid first-hand depictions of starvation, cannibalism, and a society in moral free-fall. A Physician on the Nile contains great diversity in a small compass, distinguished by the acute, humane, and ever-curious mind of its author. It is rare to be able to hear the voice of such a man responding so directly to novelty, beauty, and tragedy. A bilingual Arabic-English edition.

Wedding Readings and Poems

Wedding Readings and Poems

Author: Various Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Offering indispensable inspiration for wedding readings, this gorgeous compilation of writing on love and marriage is also the perfect gift for couples and wedding guests alike. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited by Becky Brown. This beautiful anthology is filled with readings to light up every kind of wedding ceremony. There are poems about falling in love, joyful prose celebrating marriage and wise words about commitment from some of our greatest writers and poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, E. E. Cummings and Katherine Mansfield. It's a book brimming with inspiration that solves the dilemma of choosing what to read at weddings and marriage celebrations.